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Empress Ayeola - Reggae Lock Di World

Empress Ayeola - Reggae Lock Di World

Empress Ayeola - Reggae Lock Di World

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Empress Ayeola new music video with Nu Edge Music.

Born Jannette Reid in England, her family returned to Jamaica when she was only two years old, where she attended school in the Parish of Manchester. It was while attending high school that her singing potential caught the eye of her late teacher, Sonia Spence. She would go on to do backing vocals, in sessions with her teacher and other artistes at various studios in Manchester & Kingston. Through that introduction, Empress Ayeola emerged. She has not looked back.

Following her first recordings in 2001 she has released a string of singles such as Heads of Babylon with Jahmali, Hear the Cry with Jah Mason and Jah Will Take Care of You on Buju Banton’s Gargamel label. She has also worked with different labels such as Peckings, Sirus Records and Bobby Digital. The release of ‘Isat Innat,’ her debut album in 2005 earned her the moniker of a ‘Musical Warrioress’.

Empress Ayeola has performed in several European countries and has shared the stage with the likes of Marcia Griffiths, Yami Bolo, Capleton, I Jah Man Levi and the late Desmond Dekker. In 2007 she made her debut performance on Rebel Salute in Jamaica where she was well received by the crowd.

Currently her latest album, ‘Straight to the Point’ has been getting heavy rotation on Bess FM and other radio stations in Jamaica. Her musical career has been guided by two of the finest in the business. She has been working with UK based producer Carlton ‘Bubblers’ Ogilvie of Ruff Cutt Band who has worked with the likes of Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Sinead O’Connor, Snuggs of Madness and Maxi Priest among others, and Anthony Rochester. Her manager who assists in guiding the career has talents that can benefit her, as co-wrote several songs with the late Garnet Silk.

On her recent visit to Jamaica, Empress Ayeola teamed up with Bobby Digital studios and recorded a few singles which her fans can look forward to. Her current album ‘Straight to the Point’ contains ear catching songs like We Need Love, Rastafari Grow Me, Nah Make Them Bring Me Down and Reggae Music Lock the World. A video was recently released for Reggae Lock Di World, the single produced by Nu Edge Music has also been making waves.

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